© Graham Jones 2009
Twitter for Speakers
There are four prime uses for Twitter for professional speakers:
1. Getting speaking gigs (marketing)
2. Pre-speaking engagement
3. Monitoring, enhancing and adapting speeches "live"
4. Following-up the event
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For a collection of useful websites on Twitter go to:
GETTING SPEAKING GIGS
Twitter can help market you as a speaker - if you use Twitter well. That
means LISTENING to what other people are saying and joining in the
conversation to offer advice and support on your specific topics, such as
pointing them to useful web resources or offering free ebooks etc.
Occasionally make sure you Tweet using your keywords for your topic and
also phrases like "professional speaker" or words like "keynote" or
"workshop". In other words, associate your Twitter account with your topics
and the fact that you are a professional speaker.
Note: The most successful people on Twitter send at least 15 Tweets EVERY
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Twitter for Business at:
Many conferences now set up Twitter lists with all the speakers collected
together in one place for the audience to find them more easily. If you don't
have a Twitter account, or if your Twitter account is rarely used you will not
compare well with other speakers who are active on Twitter. Being on such
lists means you can communicate directly with the audience in advance of
the talk - priming them for your messages. If the meeting planners don't
produce a Twitter list, set one up yourself for each meeting you are involved
in - even your own workshops (where you could even include audience
members in the list).
You can also use "hashtags" for each of your talks and events, so that you
can add Tweets and information in a central place where audience members